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Behind the Scenes of The Fiery Angel: Prokofiev's Character Reflected in the Opera

Abstract It wasn’t long after the Chicago Opera Company postponed staging The Love for Three Oranges in December of 1919 that Prokofiev decided to create The Fiery Angel. In November of the same year he was reading Valery Bryusov’s novel, “The Fiery Angel.” At the same time he was establishing a closer relationship with his future wife, Lina Codina. For various reasons the composition of The Fiery Angel endured over many years. In April of 1920 at the Metropolitan Opera, none of his three operas - The Gambler, The Love for Three Oranges, and The Fiery Angel - were accepted for staging. He received no additional support from his colleagues Sergi Diaghilev, Igor Stravinsky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Pierre Souvchinsky, who did not care for the subject ... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Nikolovski, Vanja (Author) / DeMaris, Brian (Advisor) / DeMars, James (Committee member) / Dreyfoos, Dale (Committee member) / Caslor, Jason (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 38 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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